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Reduce Machine-Related Risks With the Right Signs

Large scale machinery, whether it’s used within your warehouse or on your construction site, presents significant hazards. Both users and bystanders can find themselves at risk if the right information is not readily available. Equally, as a business owner, it is your responsibility to prioritise the safety of your employees. This is where our team at Lasting Impressions come into play. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how you can significantly reduce machine-related risk with the right safety signs.

What Are the Key Hazards of Machinery in the Workplace?

A detailed risk assessment is the only way to clearly understand the unique hazards in your workplace. However, knowing the types of accidents and injuries that can occur with machinery gives you a good base to help improve safety.

  • Accidents caused by faulty or unsafe equipment that has not been maintained.
  • Accidents caused when using machinery without the right PPE.
  • Accidents caused by a lack of training.
  • Accidents caused by unsafe equipment.
  • Accidents caused by machinery that is unsuitable for the job at hand.

What Are Your Responsibilities as an Employer?

As we mentioned above, you need to ensure that machines are used safely and actively reduce the risk surrounding them in your workplace. As an employer, your responsibilities include:

  • Providing suitable machinery for the job at hand.
  • Ensuring machines are maintained and serviced accordingly.
  • Carrying out regular risk assessments and take action to minimise the risks highlighted.
  • Provide suitable PPE.
  • Ensure safety signs are in place around the machine to inform of specific risks.

Workplace Machine-Specific Signs

Here at Lasting Impressions, we supply a wide range of safety signs specifically designed to reduce the risk of accidents by machines. These include options like the ‘Stop Machine Before Removing The Guards’ sign, the ‘Unauthorised Persons Not To Use This Machine’ sign or the ‘Danger Moving Machinery Risk of Trapped Hands’ sign all offer clear and legible instruction to reduce incidents. Once you have performed a risk assessment and identified the specific hazards to your workplace, get in contact with our team here who will help you to identify the right signs required.